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  1.    14 Nov 2015 #921
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    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
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  2.    14 Nov 2015 #922
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #923
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Just should be able to run Disk Cleanup, system files, then click on the files you want to remove, and Windows deletes them. shouldn't be that hard....
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #924
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Yup....you 're absolutely right.
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #925
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    win 10 Insider

    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
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  6.    14 Nov 2015 #926
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 85
    Microsoft Windows 10x64 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Nope, it can clear both. You tick Temporary Windows Installation files and Previous windows Installations.
    We have a winner! I can certainly confirm this fact because I just did it after installing TH2.
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  7.    14 Nov 2015 #927
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    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    I believe that only cleans windows.old, but I may be wrong.
    Nope...well at least on my computer after doing the update, it removed all those files in about 1 min. Will remove tons of leftovers if you click the right choices.
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  8.    14 Nov 2015 #928
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    windows 10 (x64) Home

    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    Yes you can.

    Here is what I did...

    I did this to get rid of windows.old, BT and WS...just change lines for directory you want from elevated CMD Prompt.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    For me it did not work.
    See attached pic
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  9.    14 Nov 2015 #929
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    windows 10 (x64) Home

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    There is a much simpler and safer way. Go to MY PC, right click your OS drive. Select "clean disk". Let it calculate. Then click system files and let it calculate again. Check off which areas you want cleaned. Let it do it's thing. It was designed to do this. It's actually running cleanmgr under the covers. One typo in the CMD lines above could cause heartache.
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
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  10.    14 Nov 2015 #930
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvgandhi View Post
    That has not cleaned either windows.old nor $Windows.~WS
    Well sure worked for me, as that's how I removed all those files, took about 1 min on my ssd. Worked great.

    Disk Cleanup.
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